Good surprises are fun.
Sometimes you really want something for a long time.
You try to make it happen, but for one reason or another it fizzles out.
So you don't bother trying any more, you just sit back and wish.
And think how great it would be if you had this thing.
Occasionally you peruse catalogs and consider buying it, but then you rationalize it away:
......no room to put it
......likely it would die anyway of
......disease or some varmint
So you close the catalog and toss it.
Then one day, last summer some time in fact, someone (the husband in fact) notices something and says; "Looks like you have a tree growing there. Might be some sort of fruit tree."
And he adds in his Eeyore way; "Probably be from a hybrid and won't produce anything."
So you forget it.
But then a year later in March you see something:
No, actually not the photo-bomber in the background. Ha ha...
You see pink blossoms.
Pink blossoms on your sterile fruit tree.
And you wonder and wonder what kind of fruit tree you have.
Then it comes a killing frost.
So you give up hope.
And forget about it again.
And THEN in June you see it...THEM:
A real LIVE PEACH!
And you count and find out there are SEVEN real live fuzzy peaches on your very own fuzzy surprise fertile peach tree!
They are really good too. I think a varmint got one.
It's a miracle that the varmints didn't get them all. But we enjoyed the few we got.
(Thanks: It's fun to get wonderful surprises like a fruit tree you have always wanted but never had before. Life is a miracle and God still is a miracle worker. )